If you've ever thought art and creativity were just not in the cards for you, you're not alone. But guess what? Your creativity is a vital part of who you are -- even if you don't know it yet. 

...still, you might need a little help unlocking your creative path. That's where I come in.

Sound familiar?

"Oh, I'm not an artist."

for the beginner watercolorist

Exploring Watercolor 101 covers everything you'll need to get started on your watercolor adventure. 

- what supplies to use (for any skill level) 
- foundational watercolor techniques
- tips, tricks, and ah-ha! moments
- step-by-step projects to hone your skills

...and more! 

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Watercolor basics anyone can master.

for the creative explorer

Skillshare is a learning platform that houses thousands of classes from teachers all around the world, and I'm one of them. 

In my Skillshare classroom, I have more than 25 bite-sized courses focusing on watercolor and creative techniques that will fill your artistic toolkit. From stunning night skies to magical misty forests, watch as I take you step-by-step through some of my most popular paintings.

Oh, and by the way -- this link will let you test out Skillshare for free for 2 weeks, so you'll have plenty of time to decide if it's right for you. 

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A creative membership worth so much more than it costs.

- Kelsey M.

"Kolbie uses easy-to-understand language and step-by-step visuals. I have admired her work for a long time and am so grateful for the helpful tips to make wilderness paintings of my very own!"

Easy to understand.

Nina V.

"I really like her teaching style, you feel like you've got your own personal tutor, who makes you feel you can do this."

Your own personal tutor.

"Love Kolbie's simple instructions and fun approach to watercoloring for some seriously cool results!"

Sujanitha S.

Seriously cool results.

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for the aspiring entrepreneur

The Online Artist is an 8-week program that will help you build a thriving creative business, covering topics like:

- how to craft your brand narrative 
- cutting through noisy online spaces to reach your dream customer
- choosing a niche and how to price your products
- creative strategies to build a community of true fans (and real friends)
- navigating social media authentically and successfully  

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My roadmap to making art that sells.

From blobs to beautiful, learn the art of watercolor flowers.

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virtual book tour

Get lost in the beauty of a sunset watercolor forest.

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Painting the Wilderness

loose watercolor florals

Join me LIVE for a watercolor wilderness adventure.

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Workshops

In-person workshops are a no-go right now, but if you're anything like me, you might still be craving a more intimate creative experience. Check out my workshop replays and upcoming live virtual events!

I know how hard it can be to stay motivated when you have years of self-doubt to overcome, and that's why I make learning art easy and fun. 

From free tutorials on my Instagram and YouTube to workshops and intensive deep dives, I make it my mission to package watercolor techniques in a way that'll have you saying "wow, I can't believe I made that!" in no time.

Welcome to my classroom. I'm so glad you're here.


Creativity is a practice.

my teaching philosophy

"The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul."

— Dieter F. Uchtdorf

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Wanna work together?

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@thiswritingdesk

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